JULIE DRURY is the Strategic Lead – Patient Partnership for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. In her professional role, she facilitates and provides the patient / family perspective and supports frameworks, strategies, and programs for patient partnership in health care policy, system design & improvement.
Julie is a past federal government director and senior policy advisor reporting across many different files with an emphasis on building intersectoral partnerships and teams, and leading strategic policy initiatives. She is the former chair of the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Ontario and serves as a national board director and patient/family advisor with several organizations.
As the mother of a child who was diagnosed with SIFD, a rare form of mitochondrial disease, Julie has particular experience in system navigation, complex care, care coordination, palliative care, and patient safety. With over 12 years as patient / family advisor and leader, Julie regularly consults and speaks to organizations, government and not for profits regularly on patient engagement strategies, patient partnership, and patient leadership.